Barbecue Challenge Judging Information

Now Accepting 2019 Judging Applications!

team memberThank you for your interest in participating in the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge as a competition judge!

Because we believe strongly that a quality competition requires the highest standards in judging, we strive to use 100% KCBS certified judges at our event.

Applications from certified barbecue judges will be confirmed on a first-come, first served basis, so we encourage early application. Non-certified applicants may apply to be placed on a standby list.

Application Status & Cancellations

By submitting an application, you are not guaranteed a judging spot.  We reply to applicants within 10 days of receiving an application to acknowledge receipt and inform them of status.

If you are confirmed as a judge, we will provide you with the details about logistics.  Competition judging will take place from 10:00am – 2:30pm and judges must be present the entire time (absolutely no exceptions).  If you arrive late, your judging seat will be forfeited.

If you submit a judging application and are then not able to attend our event, please inform us via email as soon as possible by clicking here.

Judging Time: Saturday, May 25th, 2019 - 10:00am - 2:30pm


To register as a judge, please complete the registration form by CLICKING HERE.


To contact our Judging Coordinator, Myra Davis, please call (702) 371-3037 or you may email her at